Rebates-Electric Water Heaters
A rebate of the purchase price of the unit, or $350, whichever is lower, will be paid for installing or replacing an electric water heater. The following provisions will apply.
- All water heaters must be new to qualify for a rebate
- There is a 40 gallon minimum size to qualify for a rebate
- Rebates are not paid for replacement of non-leaking water heaters or water heaters that are replaced while in warranty
- No rebates are available for solar, heat pump or on-demand tankless water heaters
For purposes of load control, members are encouraged to allow the installation of a radio control switch (RCS) on qualifying water heater units. New technology incorporates digital controls on water heaters that allow the owner to program the run time and temperature of the water heater based on individual needs. There is a potential conflict when the RCS is connected to these types of units. Therefore we will not install an RCS on a digital control type water heater. A monthly bill credit of $2.00 is given to all members who have an RCS installed on a qualifying water heater.
In addition to Tricounty Rural Electric's rebate, you may also qualify for a federal tax credit. Please go to www.energystar.gov and click on "Tax Credits" for more information.